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<br />"- --~; <br /> <br /> <br />. <br />, <br />. <br /> <br />:-."1.- <br /> <br />~ <br /> <br />;i~ <br /> <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />.:I:if.'III.:.;I'J.,~b. <br /> <br />/ <br /> <br />Minutes: February 16, 1983 <br /> <br />Board Members: Staff Members: <br /> <br />B.G. Brown, Chairman <br />A.M. O'Meara, Member <br />John L. Pitts, Member <br /> <br />Randall M. Durant, R.S. <br />Phyllis Bee, P.H,N. <br />Joseph Fischnaller, M.D. <br />Gael Stuart, Administrator <br /> <br />All members were prl'sent when Chairman Brown called the meeting to order. <br /> <br />MINUTES: By mo~ion 9f Commissioner O'Meara, seconded by Commissioner Pitts <br />and unanimously passed, the minutes for the meeting on January 19, 1983 <br />were approved. <br /> <br />APPEAL OF SEPTIC S STEM APPLICATION DECISION: C.A. McCONNACHIE: Attorney <br />enn A ra am repr sente Mr. c onnac ~e. an y urant rev~ewed evidence <br />regarding this matter, beginning in January, 1981 when application was made <br />for a septic pe:tit in conjunction with plans to remove the existing house <br />and rebuild on is one-acre lot on Mats Mats Bay. The application was de- <br />nied due to hi h water table, lack of suitable soil, and inadequate area for <br />a drain field, given the locations of the bay, a creek, and two wells. As a <br />result of an appeal to the Health Officer in March, 1981, in which Mr. <br />McConnachie indicated the existing system was failing at times, Mr. <br />McConnachie was informed that, as long as the existing structure was being <br />used, repairs to the existing septic system would be approved, but that a <br />mound system would be the only type which could be used to replace the <br />existing drainfield. He was also informed that remodeling or replacement <br />of the existing home would be considered for approval following repair of <br />the existing drainfield. A report from an engineering firm indicated that <br />the existing system is not failing and that, with specified precautions, a <br />conventional septic system would be adequate on this lot. Mr. McConnachie <br />submitted another permit application in November, 1982 based on remodeling <br />and improving the existing house. The Environmental Health Director and <br />the Health Officer maintained their position of March, 1981, and the permit <br />was not approved. (Documents: Attachment I) <br /> <br />Commissioner Brown noted that any failure in the existing system could be <br />due to the tank not being pumped and to disrepair of the drainfield, stating <br />that, given the age of the system and the number of years it had operated <br />acceptably, repair of the existing system could be feasible. Mr. Abraham <br />added that the proposal is to reduce the house from three to two bedrooms <br />and install water-saving fixtures, <br /> <br />It was clarified that WAC 248-96-040 permits repair of an existing system, <br />but stipulates that repairs be the best possible, Although the Health <br />
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